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Flying Blind

Flying Blind

2 min read

A young Hawk pilot flies perfectly at night.
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900 knots across the ground

900 knots across the ground

3 min read

Though she was an ageing jet, the F-111 never lost it's one primary advantage - speed. An F-111 pilot describes his time flying this iconic aircraft.
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Quite the Shock

Quite the Shock

3 min read

A brand new C-17 copilot is left alone on the flight deck.
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Mach 2 in the climb

Mach 2 in the climb

2 min read

An ex Mirage pilot reminisces about his time in the military.
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Cold As Ice

Cold As Ice

2 min read

Flying to Antarctica is a surreal and exciting experience. Here’s a short insight into how things are done.
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Quick as lightning

Quick as lightning

1 min read

A brand new F-35 pilot takes his new jet for a spin.
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Super Underwhelming

Super Underwhelming

2 min read

A bright eyed trainee Fighter Pilot breaks the sound barrier.
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From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

2 min read

The luckiest man on earth wins the competition of a lifetime.
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DON'T BE LATE

DON'T BE LATE

1 min read

A P-3 crew narrowly avoids missing a dinner reservation.
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LONG HAUL BOREDOM

LONG HAUL BOREDOM

1 min read

An ex 707 pilot explains how crews passed the time on long haul flights across the Pacific
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FULL OF HOT AIR

FULL OF HOT AIR

1 min read

A bright eyed wingman flies into a flock of ... wait, what is that? A Hawk-127 story.

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"SEEEEEYA!"

"SEEEEEYA!"

2 min read

An enthusiastic young copilot gives an air traffic controller the fright of his life - a story from a C-17 pilot.
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